Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

AFFLECK, ISAAC DUNBAR

AFFLECK, ISAAC DUNBAR (1844–1919). Isaac Dunbar Affleck, Texas Ranger and entomologist, son of Anna (Dunbar) and Thomas Affleck, was born on October 24, 1844, in Washington, Mississippi. He came to Texas with his parents in 1858 and spent most of his life at Glenblythe Plantation, near Brenham. He attended Bastrop Military Institute (see TEXAS MILITARY INSTITUTE, AUSTIN) from 1859 to 1861. During the Civil War he served in Terry's Texas Rangers (the Eighth Texas Cavalryqv). On December 26, 1876, he married Mary Foster Hunt of Kentucky (see AFFLECK, MARY HUNT). Affleck was a student of politics, science, and Texas history and contributed frequently to the press. He made intensive study of ants. Part of his findings on the Texas agricultural ant and the cutting ant are contained in H. M. McCook's The Natural History of the Agricultural Ant of Texas (1880). Affleck edited August Santleben's A Texas Pioneer in 1910. He died in Austin on April 18, 1919, and was buried at Brenham. Much of his Civil War correspondence has been edited and published.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

S. W. Geiser, "Notes on Some Workers in Texas Entomology, 1839–1880," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 49 (April 1946). San Antonio Light and Gazette, January 2, 1910. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas (2 vols., Chicago: Lewis, 1907).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Affleck, Isaac Dunbar," accessed September 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/faf01.

Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Modified on October 28, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.